Arsene Wenger says Arsenal “want to do something” in the January transfer window – and will happily spend big money on the right player.
Arsenal are only two points off the top of the Premier League after 13 games but were beaten at West Brom last weekend when Francis Coquelin was added to their lengthy injury list.
Staying in touch at the top in Coquelin’s absence through the hectic festive period may be key to the Gunners’ chances of challenging for the title this season, and Wenger would like to bolster his squad to help the cause.
“We are in a position where we want to do something,” he said. “If I find the right quality I will do something.”
Ahead of Black Friday, when retailers slash their prices on select products, Wenger was asked whether he would be on the lookout for a bargain.
“I love a bargain, who doesn’t!” Wenger joked
“There are not many people who don’t like a bargain.
“What is for us a bargain is to buy a player of top quality because only top quality strengthens our squad.
“I bought Patrick Vieira for example for £2.5m. He was a top bargain because he was a top quality player.
“We spent nearly £40m on Ozil and I still consider him a bargain because the player is top quality. What has to be a priority is the quality of the player.”